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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Busy month for QB Darius Lee-Campbell

By Sam Khan Jr.

March has been a busy month for Spring (Texas) High School quarterback Darius Lee-Campbell.

The 6-foot-2, 198-pound signal-caller has taken in a pair of junior days so far and will head to another this weekend.

So far, the recruiting process has been good for Lee-Campbell, who wasn't sure if he'd be recruited as a quarterback yet but fully intends to be one at the college level.

"I didn't really expect to be recruited as a quarterback so much because my passing stats last year weren't as good as I expected them to be," Lee-Campbell said. "I expected to be recruited as an athlete, and I planned on coming out my senior year and showing everybody that I could throw and get a lot of offers after the season. But it's gone better than I expected. All the offers I have right now are for quarterback."

Most recently, the two-year varsity starter took in Rice's junior day. The Owls are one of four schools that have offered Lee-Campbell (Colorado, TCU and Texas State are the others) and he liked what he saw from the Owls.

"It was fun," he said. "I liked the coaches. They're pretty cool, laid-back, they have a lot of fun.

"They were talking about their strengths, which are the academics. They have a whole bunch of nearby companies that, when you graduate, you basically walk into a job that you want to do. On top of that, their football program is starting to come around in the last couple of years, so they were making a big deal about that. I liked it a lot."

On March 2, Lee-Campbell was one of two quarterbacks that Texas A&M hosted on its junior day. He spend plenty of time talking to quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital, learning about the Aggies offense.

"We actually got to watch the practice," he said. "I was down there with the quarterbacks while they were doing their drills and stuff like that. I went through the weight room and talked to their trainers and stuff like that. It was pretty fun."

The Aggies haven't yet offered, but Lee-Campbell said he expects to see them out during his spring practice to watch him throw, like several other schools who have showed interest but not yet pulled the trigger on an offer.

Next on the docket for Lee-Campbell is a trip to TCU this weekend. He was invited to an earlier junior day for the Horned Frogs but couldn't make it, so he is visiting Fort Worth, Texas, this weekend.

At Spring, Lee-Campbell is preparing for spring ball and the 2013 season, which will be his third as a varsity starter. Under the tutelage of head coach Sam Parker, who has been heading up the Spring program since Lee-Campbell's freshman year, there has been a lot of growth.

"It's been really fun," Lee-Campbell said of his time under Parker. "We were basically learning together. What he learned every game he transferred it to me so I could apply it during games and stuff like that. So it's kind of a learning process for both of us"